Biometrics has the potential to make authentication faster, easier and more secure, as long as it is handled with due care. Based on this, what can companies and governments do to offer a safer digital environment for consumers? Biometric authentication uses human physical or behavioral characteristics to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. Examples of such biometric identifiers are fingerprints, facial patterns, voice or typing cadence.
Data from a new LastPass survey shows that 91% of people know that using the same password on multiple accounts is a security risk, yet 66% continue to use the same password anyway. Released in time for World Password Day, the global survey polled 3,250 individuals across the United States, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Brazil, and the United Kingdom and provides evidence that increased knowledge of security best practices doesn’t necessarily translate into better password management.
The National Governors Association (NGA) selected seven states — Colorado, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee — to participate in a new project focused on implementing best practices on advancing statewide cybersecurity.